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The plan would see more outdoor seating created at the Bell and Crown, in Zeals. Picture: Google

Zeals pub wants to demolish outbuildings to extend seating terrace

OUTBUILDINGS at a Wiltshire pub could be demolished to make space for more customer seating. Atlas Planning Group, on behalf…

The cash point would be installed to the front of the new One Stop shop in Wincanton

Cash machine plan for new One Stop store in Wincanton

A CASH point is set to be installed at a new convenience store in Wincanton. One Stop Stores Ltd, through…

Hector Gibson Fleming, CEO of Wessex Internet

Wessex Internet shortlisted for rural Oscar

A DORSET internet firm has been nominated for a rural Oscar. Wessex Internet has been revealed as a finalist in…

Nicky and Martin Woodham have taken on the shop, in Swans Yard, Shaftesbury

New owners – and new name – for Shaftesbury eco shop

SHAFTESBURY’S eco shop – Forget Me Not – has new owners and a new look. The former Coconut and Cotton…

Little Poland (Polska Sklep), in Gillingham High Street, was broken into overnight on Monday

Gillingham rallies round deli after late-night break-in

CUSTOMERS and neighbouring businesses have rallied round a Gillingham shop which suffered a break-in. The front door of Little Poland…

The Co-op is set to open at the former Horse Pond Inn, Castle Cary

Signs for new Castle Cary store revealed in planning application

PLANS have been submitted for signs at a new convenience store in Castle Cary. Pegasus Group, on behalf of Co-Operative…

La Vita, in East Street, Blandford, is set to open today

Plans for La Vita Bar & Restaurant in Blandford submitted – and it opens today

AN Italian restaurant has applied for permission for new signage at a landmark Blandford site. A listed building planning application…

The BV Dairy base in Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury. Picture: First Milk

Shaftesbury-based BV Dairy sold to First Milk

THE BV Dairy has been sold. The Highnam family, which has run the dairy for generations, has been bought by…

From left to right; Immediate Past GCA Chairman, Tammy Woodhouse, Mike Burks, managing director of The Gardens Group, and William Blake, GCA chair. Picture: Garden Centre Association

NBV gardening expert picks up honour for work in the industry

GARDENING expert – and New Blackmore Vale columnist – Mike Burks has received an honorary award. Mike Burks, managing director…

Eco’s Bryony Hammond, centre, with, from left, Laura Maidment and Charlie Squires (Julia’s House), Nicki Cluley (Lewis-Manning) and Fran Potton (Diverse Abilities). Picture: Andy Diprose/Eco Sustainable Solutions

Christmas tree collections raise £57,000 for Dorset charities

A DORSET recycling company helped raise a record £57,000 for county charities over Christmas. Eco Sustainable Solutions received collected